Although this site is created by just two fans, what you see here is due to the support, advice, and knowledge of a great many people, without whom this site would still be a daydream.
Lesley, my co-writer, who has patiently listened to me talk about this project for many months. How many people would listen to someone discuss discography taxonomies for hours on end? No one but Lesley.
Stephen, Pete, Peter, Chris and Dave at the office where I have my day job. They have been valuable resources for bouncing ideas off of and have remained interested in this project since I started in earnest in December, 2012. And are as patient as can be.
The support staff at WooThemes, who have provided world-class technical support.
Nick Riggio, who has been an incredible friend to this project, as well as the blog, and to both of the writers. He has answered every one of my questions. He sent me the CD booklets from all of his Tony Bennett CDs for me to scan in. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for his help and friendship. As well as his constant care in reminding me not to work too hard.
Steve Albin, the webmaster for www.jazzdiscography.com and the developer of the BRIAN software package for creating discographies. Even though I wound up going in another direction from BRIAN, Steve gave me all of his source files for previous work he’d done on the Tony Bennett discography. He is a kind and generous person to whom I owe a lot.
Josh Cheuse, who very graciously allowed me to use one of his stunning photographs of Tony Bennett for the site’s header.
Sylvia Weiner, who has been so supportive of the blog and of this site. We are very grateful for your assistance.
My trusty and faithful Epson all-in-one printer. I scanned in a lot of CD booklets and fronts and backs of CD jackets from the Tony Bennett Complete Collection without even a hiccup.
My dear cat Hazel, who finally accepted that I would be spending a lot of time working on this project after I got home from the office and finally stopped sitting on my keyboard while I tried to work. I owe you one, Hazel.
And, finally, Tony Bennett, who has created a stunning catalog of music that will live forever.
For now, it’s time to get back to work … the to-do list for this site is long and ever-growing.
July 26, 2013